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Melanoma Patient Urges South Africans To Be Alert To Symptoms

Source: iAfrica, March 2019 “Even the smallest, seemingly unrelated symptom could be a sign of cancer. You need to know your body and be persistent about having symptoms tested, so you can catch cancer early,” says 36-year-old real estate professional Claire Hodgson, who is currently being treated for metastatic melanoma and has had over 44 […]

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Melanoma came as a shock to a young Springwood mum

Source: Blue Mountains Gazette, February 2019 The diagnosis came as a complete shock to Michelle Kitcheman. Aged just 34, with her third child just months old, she had felt something at the back of her neck which was irritated by the pressure of her shirt collar. She had it removed and “didn’t think anything of it”, she […]

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‘I Thought I Wouldn’t See Another Christmas – But Miraculous Treatment Has Cleared My Tumours’

Source: Huffpost, January 2019 Carl Horrobin watched his daughter Alana open her presents last year fearing he’d never see another Christmas. The 41-year-old had been diagnosed with skin cancer, which had spread to his lungs and he was facing a grim prognosis. But 12 months later, Horrobin is looking forward to 2019 with optimism after having […]

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Crusoe College students discover teacher’s melanoma during health lesson

Source: Bendigo Advertiser, January 2019 A GROUP of Year 10 students at Crusoe College has been credited with saving a teacher’s life after detecting skin cancer. The VCE Health and Human Development class had been researching health-related apps when they came across SkinVision. The app enables users to perform skin checks by photographing spots and returning […]

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